Green Manuring
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  • 1. TO The Presentation ON “ GREEN MANURING” K.G.R.CHOWDARY WELCOME
  • 2. GREEN MANURING
    • Green Manuring of crops results in spectacular increase in crop production. Besides nitrogen, green manure also supplies micro-nutrients and organic matter to the soil. It is the poor farmer’s manure.
  • 3. IMPORTANCE OF GREEN MANURING
    • Green manuring contributes 40 to 80 kg nitrogen per ha.
    • Besides supplying nitrogen, it prevents loss of nitrogen by leaching and erosion.
    • Vigorous root system of green manure keeps the soil particles bound together.
    • Green manure reclaims saline and alkaline soils
    • Some green leaf manure crops serve as fodder
    • The growth of green manure crops is very fast.
  • 4. CROPS FOR GREEN MANURING
    • Green manuring is of two types :
    • 1. Green leaf manuring crops.
    • 2. Green manuring in situ crops.
  • 5. GREEN LEAF MANURING CROPS
    • 1. Gliricidia maculata
    • 2. Pongamia glabra
    • 3. Calotropis gigantia
    • 4. Tephrosia perpuria
    • 5. Indigofera teysmanuui
    • 6. Sesbania speciosa
    • 7. Ipomea carnea
    • 8. Cassia tora
  • 6. GREEN MANURING IN SITU CROPS
    • 1. Crotalaria juncea
    • 2. Crotalaria mucronata
    • 3. Crotalaria anagyroids
    • 4. Sesbania aculeata
    • 5. Phaseolus mungo
    • 6. Phaseolus trilobus
    • 7. Melilotus indica
  • 7. EFFECT OF GREEN MANURING
    • Green manures increases soil fertility.
    • Green manures develops soil structure.
    • Green manuring enhances organic matter in the soil.
    • Green manures play an effective role in reclamation of saline and alkaline soils.
  • 8. Thank You